We Are Praxis Spinal Cord Institute

Praxis is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that leads global collaboration in spinal cord injury research, innovation and care. We accelerate the translation of discoveries and best practices into improved treatments for people with spinal cord injuries.


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We Are Praxis Video

We are Praxis Spinal Cord Institute. We lead global collaboration in spinal cord injury research, innovation and care by moving knowledge into…
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We’ve Changed Our Name

The Rick Hansen Institute is now Praxis Spinal Cord Institute. We may look different, but our commitment to the SCI community is…
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Announcing the Spinal Cord Rehab Innovation Challenge Finalists

Praxis Spinal Cord Institute and MaRS Discovery District are pleased to announce the finalists of the Spinal Cord Rehab Innovation Challenge. These…
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Praxis CEO Bill Barrable Interview with the Canadian Business Quarterly (CBQ)

Praxis CEO Bill Barrable talks about about consumer engagement at Praxis, and how our Commercialization program supports an ecosystem of innovation through…
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Announcing the Winner of the CBB-Praxis Prize

We are pleased to congratulate doctoral student Run Ze Gao and Dr. Carolyn Ren for their Edema Sleeve technology that will help…
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[NEW] RFP: Knowledge Exchange Platform Planning


Announcing Praxis SCI Incubate


Canadian Activity-Based Therapy Expo 2020

Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Community Report

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National SCI Registry

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At Praxis, we are driven by our vision of a world without paralysis after SCI. Since 2009, we have worked to make exceptional improvements in the health of people with SCI.


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